Buildings have a major role to play in addressing climate change. Buildings consume one third of final energy use worldwide and over 20% of global man-made Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Reducing energy consumption in buildings through increased energy efficiency will provide a significant contribution to ensuring the rise in global temperatures is limited to under 2°C. Improving energy efficiency in buildings is also a business opportunity for growth; it also delivers economic and social benefits such as creating jobs, improving health and productivity, improving utility capacity management, and reducing pressure on public budgets.
The WBCSD launched in 2013 the second phase of its Energy Efficiency in Buildings project (EEB2.0). EEB2.0 is about action: how Business is Taking action in their own buildings and how Business is Leading action locally to remove market barriers.